In a court of law in America, one who is about to testify is asked to place his or her hand upon a Bible, raise their right hand and swear to "tell the truth and nothing but the truth".
Truth seems to be an elusive thing these days.
When I was growing up and even in my young adult years, I never doubted what I saw on the 5:00 news or what I read in the newspaper. I assumed that it was what it was...just as they reported...the TRUTH.
However, as we've all seen in the past few years that has become a thing of the past. Our news media for the most part has become very liberal and they report what the liberals want reported, or at least they report through a liberal lens. This makes it very difficult as very critical issues are now on the table in our country. Our economic crisis, health care and our relationship with Iran and Israel are such life-altering issues that TRUTH must be sought or we will find ourselves in such deep trouble that we will never be able to recover as a nation.
As we have watched the news of the last few days and seen what is taking place in Iran where thousands, if not millions, of Iranians are risking their very lives to protest what they feel was a tainted election, we realize that knowing the TRUTH is even worth dying for for many.
Prior to the election, Iranian government began to shut off communication to the outside world. They stopped the internet, FACEBOOK and other forms of media outlets in hopes of keeping the world in the dark to the TRUTH of what was going on. Yet many risked their lives to take photos and video and post it to YOU TUBE and Twitter became an overnight phenomenon as they used it to get the TRUTH to the rest of the world of the suppression that was going on as protesters were killed in the street.
Thankfully, nothing that drastic has taken place here.....yet. But it is becoming increasingly difficult to get to the real TRUTH, to know if what we are seeing is really the true picture or if what we are hearing is the TRUTH or just the current "spin" .
I'm afraid that the average Joe Citizen is just going about his daily life as usual, oblivious to the changes that are taking place all around him...not only here but around the world. Changes that I believe are ushering in the last days as prophesied in the Bible. It's as if the majority of the country is asleep at the wheel and I'm afraid many are going to be jolted out of their minds when the train wrecks and the world as we now know it is no more.
Sound pretty far fetched? Not at all if you read your Bible.
In Joel Rosenberg's recent book, Epicenter, he gives great light to the Ezekiel 38 and 39 passages that foretell how Israel will be attacked by a number of nations. He outlines to us just who those nations are and how they are aligned. One of Russias's allies in this attack will be Iran, who until just recent years was an enemy of Russia. Yet right now, even in the midst of all the turmoil brewing in Iran, where is Ahmadinejad? In Russia!! He is there meeting with Russian president, Dmitry Medvedev and leaders of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) to continue building a political and military alliance between Russia, China, Iran and Islamic countries in Central Asia.*
It has never been more important for us to know the TRUTH. We must be in the Word so that the TRUTH can fill our minds and our hearts. We must search out the TRUTH in the media, not just believe everything we see and hear. We must not fall prey to those who would lead us along like lambs to the slaughter. We must open our eyes and ears and be alert to the signs of the times around us, always ready to give an answer for the hope that lies within us. We also must not take our freedom for granted. We have been blessed for 200+ years, but that is no guarantee that it will always be so. If we are not careful, we may wake up one day to find that our world as we knew it is gone and something we are not going to like is in its place.
Timothy warned us " This know also that in the last days perilous times shall come........evil men and seducers will wax worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived........therefore preach the word, be instant in season and out of season, reprove, rebuke and exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine. For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine...and they shall turn away their ears from the TRUTH....but watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist [tell others about Christ!] and fulfill your ministry. " II Tim. 3 & 4
We must pursue TRUTH, the whole TRUTH and nothing but the TRUTH. Jesus said "I am the way, the TRUTH and the life." (John 14:6). If we follow Jesus, if we pursue Him with all our hearts, we will know the TRUTH. On the other hand, those that follow Satan will NOT know the TRUTH. For "he was a murderer from the beginning and abode not in the TRUTH because there is NO TRUTH in him!" John 8: 44.
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